From the Editor
Established in 2023 and inspired by the founder’s dream journal, Moonday Mag is a quarterly art and literary magazine celebrating all things fantastic and fantastically strange. This is a place for the unexplainable, the fever dreams and delightful terrors, the place that rests between here and the uncanny valley. Moonday Mag is a home for art that is perhaps a bit difficult to describe, for the pieces that transcend genre and settle in the realm of… other. From sci-fi to fantasy to magical realism to the witching hour caught on camera in 35mm––we want it all. Issue 1 of the magazine, titled “The Ancients”, included fiction, poetry, and art all about the ancient forces that consume us. From demon dogs to ghosts with unfinished business to sirins soaring overhead to the cruel fate of time burying everything we once loved, we explored these things that have existed, in one way or another, since the beginning of time. We dug up mythological creatures, old-fashioned folklore, new urban legends, and fantasies too unpleasant to mention in polite society. The issue featured work from artists spanning both the globe and generations, as Moonday Mag is committed to welcoming artists from all walks of life, as long as you have a story to tell. We’ll listen. Send us your dreams that keep getting cut short by cold and robotic morning alarms, or the recurring nightmare you’re so very close to decoding, or the larger-than-life fantasy world you’ve been building in your head since grade school, because now there’s a place to proudly showcase it all. We seek out the things that keep us up at night (in the best way possible), because it is our belief that everything written down in this collective dream journal will stay safe within the pages on Moonday Mag.
Moonday Mag welcomes all writers and especially hopes to promote emerging and underrepresented voices. We’re interested in all things speculative and fantastic, and of course, your actual dreams materialized. Please send up to 5 poems not exceeding 10 pages collectively, prose under 4,000 words, and up to 10 high quality images of your visual art. Each piece should be titled using the following format: LastName_FirstName_Title. All written work should be sent in an editable file (.doc etc). The subject line should be “fiction submission,” “photo submission,” etc. In the body of your email, provide your full name, email/social media/website, and where your submission has been previously published, if applicable. Including a short bio is optional, but will be requested if your submission is accepted. Lastly, we may modify typeface and size as needed for spacing and aesthetic purposes, but we will never interfere with your stylistic choices. Plagiarism and AI-assisted work… don’t do it. If the voice inside your head tells you to do it anyway, just please don’t send it here.
Issue 2: April 2024
Editors Name Caridad Cole
Print publication? Yes
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL https://moondaymag.com/submissions
Approx. Response Time? 3-14 days during reading periods
How often do you publish? quarterly
Year Founded? 2023
Do you pay? no